I am the newest member of the Education Department and teach courses such as Educational Psychology, Creativity: Teaching, Learning, and Cross Disciplinary Applications, and Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs. My research interests include the development and maintenance of domain identification and student interest and teaching strategies that support domain identification and student interest. Before falling in love with educational psychology and educational research, I taught middle school special education for four years and worked as an environmental educator at a small farm near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Education 201: Educational Psychology
Education 336: Statistics for Classroom Assessment and Educational Research
Education 350: School Science and Mathematics: Methods, Concepts, and Instructional Media
Education 405: Student Teaching Seminar
Jones, B. D., Ruff, C., & Paretti, M. C. (2013).The impact of engineering identification and stereotypes on undergraduate women’s achievement and persistence in engineering. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 16(3), 471–493. doi:10.1007/s11218-013-9222-x
Ghoston, M., Creamer, E., Drape, T., Ruff, C., & Mukuni, J. (2012). Using popular media and a collaborative approach to teaching grounded theory research methods. International Journal of Teaching and Learning, 24(3).
Jones, B. D., Ruff, C., Snyder, J. D., Petrich, B., & Koonce, C. (2012). The effects of mind mapping activities on students’ motivation. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1), 1-21.
Assistant Professor, Education
Phone: (717) 337 - 6551
Box: Campus Box 0396
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD Virginia Tech, 2013
MA Mary Baldwin College, 2004
BA University of Georgia, 1998
Educational Psychology, Student Motivation